Photo #: 26-G-2344
Normandy Invasion, June 1944
The sinking Coast Guard manned USS LCI(L)-85 comes alongside another ship to transfer her survivors, after she was hit by German shells off "Omaha" Beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.
Note casualties on deck, including a man on a stretcher (left center) whose face has been obscured by wartime censors.
Also note binoculars atop a chart in the LCI(L)'s conning tower (upper right) and life raft (at left) with paddles secured to its side.
Photograph from the U.S. Coast Guard Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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8 December 2003